Suren Yesayan, who became a hero of the 44-day war, emphasized one of his many goals: building the homeland. Suren’s mother, Narine, continues to hear his words. “Mom, I’m going to build our country, you’ll see what your son will do, and you and Dad will walk with your heads held high.”
The family had many reasons to be proud of Suren. At 18, Suren already knew 5 languages: Russian, English, French, German and Hindi.
At the age of 12, by his own decision, he and his close friend left to study at the Armenian Humanitarian Seminary in Calcutta, India. When Suren was invited for an interview to enter the school, the examination board was surprised by his knowledge at that age.
“After staying in India for three years, he couldn’t stand homesickness. came to Armenia. He said he belonged in Armenia, that he couldn’t live without his family and his homeland.
After finishing his studies here, he entered the French University, studied for a year and left for the service. He was serving in the army and had been in uniform for two months when the war broke out. He assured the family that he and the other recruits were in a safe place and not taking part in combat operations.
Until his death, the family was unaware of his involvement in the war.
After the ceasefire on October 10, Suren stopped calling home. The family expected news from him. Instead of Suren’s long-awaited call, they received another call. A body was found with Suren’s documents. The DNA analysis did not match three times. The fourth was positive.